HighCultureorBarbarism

Migrant workers in Thirties California, whose dream of one day owning a place of their own is tragically destroyed. The story of friendship between George Milton and Lennie Small via the last three days in Lennie's life. On the run from a town where Lennie has been accused of rape, they pick up new jobs on a ranch further north – a place where the boss has recently married a flirtatious young woman....

Electra is bound by grief following the murder of her father Agamemnon, unwilling to forgive and consumed by a desire for revenge, her anger builds. On the return of her brother Orestes, Electra's fury explodes without mercy, leading to a bloody and terrifying conclusion.

A bleak and abandoned house and a ghost from the past troubles Anna, as she returns to Dartmoor - the scene of her childhood holidays.

Kipling's chilling cautionary tale set deep in the Hindu Kush mountains.
Dan and Peachey are two con men with an insane and dangerous plan: they want to conquer a remote region of what is now Afghanistan.

Davis Finch is a hack TV writer with aspirations to write a novel. In order to be a real writer he feels he needs a proper desk.
He covets a desk he has seen in an antique shop. He feels it will somehow magically help him write his novel. Make him complete. He gets sacked for his TV hack work and sets to write his novel at the new desk. Then he finds a secret drawer...

A massacre takes place at an isolated laboratory and within hours government officials hush up the investigation, but why?...

A ghost story set in a hospital in Rochdale featuring two parallel storylines, one contemporary and the other set in the late 1800s, the latter drawing on real historical events.

Shakespearian academic, Brian Blake, receives a message that a large item awaits his collection at a remote northern station.

He little suspects that it could lead to his own literary immortality...

2026: With surroundings destroyed and devoid of human life, an automated house carries on...

What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face our next civil war.

Dangerous Visions, First World Problems

5/5 Home
A leak from an unattended nuclear power plant forces a UN-brokered resettlement plan for the refugees. But where are the Fletchers being taken?

It's good to talk - or so they say - but not when you're called from the grave ....

Dangerous Visions, First World Problems Episode 4 of 5

Can the Fletcher family stay together, in the crowds of refugees being forced to walk out of Wales?

Dangerous Visions, First World Problems

3/5 What Country, Friends, Is This?

What would happen if the UK broke apart?

In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face our next civil war.

Forced to flee their home, the Fletchers are racing in two cars towards sanctuary in North Wales. But there are dangers on the road - and not just from the tanks.

First World Problems Episode 2/5 Things Fall Apart :Dystopian / Sci Fi Radio Drama
Now Manchester is besieged by rival forces, the Fletchers find themselves in danger. Not just from dodgy neighbours with brand new machine guns, but from inside their own family.

First World Problems Episode 1 of 5

Dangerous Visions

Martin Jameson's five-part drama draws on detailed research to create a compelling account of the consequences of a UK civil war.

Episode 1

What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face our next civil war.

1/5 Making Other Plans

The Fletcher family are just trying to love and look after each other at their home "until everything settles down". With their daughter's wedding coming up, they haven't got time for politics. But as the UK dissolves into conflict, organising the big day is getting more an

Sci-fi crime thriller is set in a world beyond the law. Turner finds himself in the grasp of the criminal elite who control The Zone...and the trade in vital body parts where his rare abilities place him in great demand but put his life firmly on the line.

UKIP has been knackered through it's collapse and realignment, away from an anti EU party - it's original purpose - into an anti-Islamic party.
There was an old prophecy found in a bog
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The country'd be ruled by an ass and a dog
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Now this prophecy is all come to pass
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For May's the dog & Soubry's the ass
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Nothing is as it appears to be when a crippled deep space haulage ship finds the Hotel Babylon, an asteroid based facility in an open, unoccupied sector of space .... old style Sci-Fi at it's best.

30 years from now, Astronaut Kadian Giametti becomes the first human to walk on Mars. But on his return to Earth he wakes up in a quarantine cell from which he's not allowed to leave. Slowly Kadian learns the truth about what's happened on Earth while he's been away, and what he's brought back with him.

When a couple discover that they can't have a healthy baby naturally, Zenith Genomics seems to offer the solution: they can create a perfect, bespoke child, with every gene hand-picked. For a price. But the parents soon find that perfection brings its own problems...

Robotics expert, Deborah, builds artificial bees in order to help pollinate fruit trees across the world - real bees having been driven to the brink of extinction. But then a strange phenomenon strikes mankind - people start getting lost. It happens slowly, people lose their way, forget where they are. But before long society starts to crumble.
Deborah must fight her way across an apocalyptic Britain and find her way back home. But first, she must remember where that is.

In the future, London is divided in two. North of the river is a virtual police state and the South is a lawless no-go area ruled by criminal gangs. When the body of young boy washes up on the banks of the Thames, a police detective crosses the dangerous divide in the search for his killers.

A wounded war veteran on a military pension, Nat Hocken, is working part-time for a farm owner when he notices a large number of birds behaving strangely along the peninsula where his family lives. He attributes this to the sudden arrival of winter. That night, he hears a tapping on his bedroom window and encounters a bird that pecks his hand, causing him to bleed. As the night progresses he encounters more birds, especially those flocking into his children's room, but the birds leave at dawn. Nat reassures his wife that they were restless because of a sudden change in the weather.

A historical mystery set in Arras in the lead up to the French Revolution, looking into the suggestion that the Bavarian Order of the Illuminati was behind some of the key figures of the time.

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The radio drama output in the UK, from 1960 to 2015, was some of the best written and acted in the world. It is a facet of the now dead notions of High Culture that once existed in Great Britain. Whether adaptations or new work, they are 110% more stimulating, entertaining and thought-provoking than any of the trash of modern drama that millions sit glued to 24/7.

Some of the videos here are originally audio recordings made using analogue equipment (a reel to reel tape recorder, attached to a radio via 5 pin DIN cable, with the start and ending of the recording dome manually). Many of the recordings - some are 65 + years old - are variable in quality, and should be enjoyed for what they are.